If you have ever visited the city of Gatlinburg during the summer months, you know how busy the downtown area can be. With hundreds of honeymooning couples, family vacationers, groups on reunions and more, the city of Gatlinburg can get a little hectic! If you have your heart set on exploring the downtown Parkway, you can quickly become discouraged by the parking, traffic and overall congestion of the area. Luckily, Gatlinburg is great at pleasing its yearly visitors and is offering its FREE trolley service for the third year in a row!
The heat of the summer may leave you and your family in need of some cooling off on this year’s Gatlinburg vacation. While renting one of our cabins with their own private pool or enjoying your cabin with pool access may be an option, these cabins do book quickly for the summer months. If you’re scorched from the sun and in dire need of some refreshment, the city of Gatlinburg has you covered!
The autumn colors in Gatlinburg are still bursting! While the colors have become a bit more muted, deep reds, subdued oranges and golden yellows still paint the landscape. While the colors in some of the higher elevations are starting to fade, many trees in the lower elevations are still going strong.
It seems that almost everyone these days has some sort of claim to the green revolution that our country is seeing. In the past several years, individuals and businesses have begun to put an emphasis on the idiom, “reduce, reuse, recycle.” Whether it is in an effort to make our planet better for the next generation, to grow business, or to make a political statement, making our world a cleaner, more sustainable place is certainly a good thing. But for the residents (and visiting lovers) of Pigeon Forge, TN, preserving nature is not a new idea or a passing fad.
If you are a conesuire of clocks or simply admire beautiful, one of a kind pieces, you will enjoy perusing The Clock Peddler. As many times as I have been to Gatlinburg I have never been in there, mainly because I never dreamed they would have anything in my price range. Boy was I missing out!
Camping is no doubt one of the most popular things to do in Gatlinburg. It’s a great way to get out in nature and there are few places as beautiful as the Great Smoky Mountains to do that. While there are dozens of places to camp in the area, returning guests and even locals have found that there are a few that top the rest. Check out a few of Gatlinburg’s favorite campsites.
At the age of 19, Robert Alewine began doing something that no one else around him was doing – making pots. His love for art began early, but it wasn’t until he made a pot in a college art class that he realized his true talent and passion. During the 1970s he studied with renowned artists Bob Munro, Charles Counts and Lewis Snyder. After his move to Gatlinburg, TN, in 1983, he began creating a name for himself, and over the years, his own work has developed into some of the most sought after pottery in the area.
One of my favorite things to do on nice days during the spring, summer, and fall is to spend the morning at the Farmers Market. While I’m no master chef, I do enjoy learning to cook new things, and I particularly love working with local, fresh ingredients. Fresh ingredients make a home cooked meal even better, and buying local is great for your community. Every Saturday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am (May 19th through October 13th), the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is open to the public in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot.
When most people think of Gatlinburg, they immediately think of the changing leaves of fall in the Great Smoky Mountains, the rushing waterfalls at the end of wooded trails, and beautiful lights draping the city during Christmas. The hundreds of shops, great restaurants, and dozens of variety shows and attractions are also a huge part of the allure of the city. So, while there are many things that visitors expect to see and do while they are in the area, there are also several things Gatlinburg offers that you might be surprised to find.
So you probably already know that Gatlinburg is a bustling mountain resort town surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains. Wondering why you should visit? Gatlinburg, Tennessee offers opportunities and experiences like no place else in the country. With breathtaking views and exciting attractions, visiting this city is definitely something you should add to your bucket list! Check out these five reasons why Gatlinburg is a must-visit.